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Networking Security, Security

The challenge of providing a common defense in cyberspace

October 12, 2018

Via: FCW

The release of the White House’s National Cyber Strategy last month received little attention, but it marks a significant milestone with its recognition of the lawlessness of cyberspace. The strategy states of adversaries: “They hide behind notions of sovereignty while […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

DHS, FBI chiefs say cyber inflects every security and criminal threat

October 12, 2018

Via: FCW

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen told senators at an Oct. 10 hearing that globally pervasive internet connectivity not only makes the U.S. and its allies more susceptible to cyberattacks, it also makes it easier for terrorist organizations and transnational […]


Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

IBM protests JEDI cloud deal

October 11, 2018

Via: FCW

IBM is protesting the Defense Department’s $10 billion, 10-year cloud solicitation, saying the plan is anti-competitive and technologically flawed. Sam Gordy, general manager of IBM U.S. Federal, said in an Oct. 10 blog post that the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure […]


Federal, Policy

Larry Kudlow says the Fed is independent and the president is not dictating policy to central bank

October 11, 2018

Via: CNBC – Top News

A day after President Donald Trump called the Federal Reserve “loco,” his top economic advisor said the White House is not trying to influence monetary policy. Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, spoke Thursday to CNBC about the […]


Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

​Cloud Foundry embraces Kubernetes

October 10, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Once upon a time, many technologies, such as Docker Engine and Mesosphere Marathon, were orchestrating cloud containers. They’re still out there, but Kubernetes has become the be-all and end-all of cloud container orchestration. Now, in Basel Switzerland at the Cloud […]


Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

Goldman Sachs Just Put $75 Million into This Cloud Startup

October 10, 2018

Via: Fortune

Goldman Sachs is a believer in the small startup Egnyte, which specializes in helping companies manage their online documents and files. Egnyte said Wednesday that the banking giant invested $75 million into the startup, bringing its total funding to $132.5 […]


Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

Microsoft shows off government cloud services with JEDI due date imminent

October 9, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Just a day after Google decided to drop out of the Pentagon’s massive $10 billion, 10-year JEDI cloud contract bidding, Microsoft announced increased support services for government clients. In a long blog post, the company laid out its government focused […]


Federal, Policy

Administration to Review Government ‘Competitiveness’ on Compensation

October 9, 2018

Via: Government Executive

The offices of Personnel Management and Management and Budget will spend the next year studying the “competitiveness” of federal compensation with that of agencies’ private sector counterparts, according to a quarterly update to President Trump’s management agenda. The report on […]


Applications, Infrastructure, Unified Communications

DHS sets two-pronged approach to EIS adoption

October 8, 2018

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security is moving ahead with its plans to leverage the federal government’s $50 billion next-generation telecommunications contract to modernize the DHS’ sprawling IT operations, according to the agency’s CIO. This past summer, DHS brought in two […]


Federal, Policy

After meeting delay, Rosenstein to fly with Trump on Air Force One

October 8, 2018

Via: CNBC – Top News

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will fly with President Donald Trump on Air Force One on Monday to a police chiefs’ conference in Florida. The flight may give Trump and Rosenstein their most extensive conversation since last month’s news reports […]